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About Us

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Ritman University, the fifty-eighth private university in Nigeria is a vision come true after years of conception by her Chairman Board of Trustees, Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers FNSE.

Today, with nostalgia, Senator Emmanuel lbok Essien often recounts how he had nursed the vision of turning a little forest in his village into a school.

By providence, he acquired the forest, and by 1994 he commissioned, Engr. I. Inwang, a former Executive Secretary of National Board For Technical Education, to do a study for him for the purpose of establishing a private Polytechnic on the land. The professional advice given to Senator Ibok Essien propelled him to start high­brow primary and secondary schools. This was the dream of his beloved wife Dr. Mrs. Grace Emmanuel Essien, with the firm hope that they will eventually end up with a Private University.

ritman buildingThat hope, that vision and that dream came to reality on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium of the National Universities Commission when at exactly 11:00am, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission Prof. Julius Okogie and the Honourable Minister of Educati on, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, CON, presented a provisional license No. 58 to the distinguished Senator Emmanuel Ibok Essien, on behalf of the proprietors empowering them to operate a private university, named Ritman University, in the South-South state of Akwa Ibom.


Our Mission

The mission of Ritman University is to a liberal arts, Science and technology University and emphasis on teaching, experimental, learning, research, character building and investing relevant knowledge in community development.


 ppppppOur Vision

The vision of Ritman university is “To become a first rate, virile Centre of Academic Excellence whose products are knowledgeable, cultured and skillful, with a can-do and pro-active commitment to investing their education in the transformation of the human and material conditions of their environment”.


bbbbbbbbOur Core Values

Ritman University has ten values for its ‘Knowledge Development’ motto:
1. Wealth Creation through Entrepreneurship
2. Leadership Development
3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
4. Scholarship in Discovery, Innovation, and Creativity
5. Cultivating Novel Ideas in STEM (Scince, technology, Engineering, & Mathematics)
6. Character Development: Dignity, integrity, Courage, & Ethics
7. Team and Interdisciplinary
8. Global Scholarship and Engagement
9. Community development
10. Excellence in all Things that we Do.


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